A CIPFA chartered public finance qualification puts you at the forefront for top public finance jobs around the globe. 

Want a leading finance and accountancy role across the public and private sectors? A CIPFA qualification gives you the industry recognition and skills you need to plan public service delivery and to commission major providers. Chartered Public Finance Accountants work across the globe in a wide range of organisations and are recognised worldwide as public financial management leaders.


CIPFA holds exams four times a year - in March, June, September and December.

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Exemptions are granted on a paper by paper basis. Submit your syllabus, transcript and certificate to Student Support for it to be assessed.

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Practical finance experience in public sector accounting complements your module study.

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Study options

You can study CIPFA a variety of ways: distance learning, online learning, or by taking the popular taught-course options.

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Study materials

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